Social workers stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. They also work to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.
The program is particularly suited for new graduates looking for a clearly defined career path as a social worker or people working in human services wanting to upgrade their skills to become a qualified social worker. It is also suitable for international student wanting to work as a social worker in Australia or overseas.
This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and will enable students to qualify as a social worker and become a member of the Association upon graduating.
An approved degree with demonstrated study in social and behavioural sciences.
The courses offered in the Master of Social Work Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Social Work Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Although this program is offered on a part time basis, students will be required to attend clinical placements on a full time basis.
Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Master of Social Work Studies is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
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